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Join How to Be a Better Human as we take a look within and beyond ourselves.

How to Be a Better Human isn’t your average self improvement podcast. Each week join comedian Chris Duffy in conversation with guests and past speakers as they uncover sharp insights and give clear takeaways on how YOU can be a better human.

From your work to your home and your head to your heart, How to Be a Better Human looks in unexpected places for new ways to improve and show up for one another. Inspired by the popular series of the same name on TED’s Ideas blog, How to Be a Better Human will help you become a better person from the comfort of your own headphones.

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    • Education
    • 4.3 • 29 Ratings

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Join How to Be a Better Human as we take a look within and beyond ourselves.

How to Be a Better Human isn’t your average self improvement podcast. Each week join comedian Chris Duffy in conversation with guests and past speakers as they uncover sharp insights and give clear takeaways on how YOU can be a better human.

From your work to your home and your head to your heart, How to Be a Better Human looks in unexpected places for new ways to improve and show up for one another. Inspired by the popular series of the same name on TED’s Ideas blog, How to Be a Better Human will help you become a better person from the comfort of your own headphones.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    How to find connection –and love– in everyday life (w/ Barbara Fredrickson)

    How to find connection –and love– in everyday life (w/ Barbara Fredrickson)

    Romantic love isn’t all it’s cracked up to be – at least that’s one way positive psychologist Barbara Fredrickson puts it. Barbara’s decades of research suggest that emotions outside of our narrow definition of love are just as important to our well-being. In this episode, Barbara shares what to look for when we want to broaden our experience of positive emotions, and suggests ways to build the consistent connection and care at the heart of our best relationships. For the full text transcript, visit go.ted.com/BHTranscripts

    • 32 min
    Bonus: Barbara Fredrickson

    Bonus: Barbara Fredrickson

    In this episode for TED Audio Collective + subscribers, Barbara Fredrickson shares the surprising irony of devoting one's life to researching positive emotions -- and explains why she approaches learning with a lifelong lens.

    Why love –and therapy– means going in a direction you don’t yet know (w/ Dr. Orna Guralnik)

    Why love –and therapy– means going in a direction you don’t yet know (w/ Dr. Orna Guralnik)

    In her critically acclaimed Showtime docuseries, Couples Therapy, clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst Dr. Orna Guralnik thinks deeply about relationships, emotions, and connection. In this episode, Dr. Guralnik explains why she believes psychoanalysis helps us love better, dispels myths about the right time to go to therapy, and gives tips on how to unblock our relationship with the world around us. For the full text transcript, visit go.ted.com/BHTranscripts

    • 35 min
    How to be good enough in America (w/ Wajahat Ali)

    How to be good enough in America (w/ Wajahat Ali)

    If there's one thing this show believes in, it's that finding joy and comedy in life is essential when being human gets tough. Wajahat Ali is a writer who knows this well. His charming and powerful stories bring to light the funny -- and difficult truth-- of life outside of the mainstream. Chris hears from Wajahat about his experiences as a brown Muslim in America and as a father whose young daughter had a complicated health diagnosis. Wajahat's heartwarming wisdom on the importance of letting go (and celebrating the good with the bad, even in the bleakest times) will have you reassessing everything -- from your worst self-destructive tendencies to what you value most.

    For the full text transcript, visit go.ted.com/BHTranscripts

    Wajahat's latest book, "Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American" is out now.

    • 35 min
    Bonus: Wajahat Ali

    Bonus: Wajahat Ali

    In this episode for TED Audio Collective + subscribers, Wajahat Ali talks about the person who helps him find the best side of being human -- and the problem with the idea of "making it."

    How to discover your authentic self -- at any age (w/ Bevy Smith)

    How to discover your authentic self -- at any age (w/ Bevy Smith)

    Wanting to “find yourself” isn’t something that only happens in coming-of-age movies – anyone, at any age, can wonder what it’d be like to have a different life. Bevy Smith knows this. A self-described late bloomer, Bevy shares what she’s learned from changing careers at the age of 38, and retells the story of how she completely uprooted her life to pursue her wildest dreams. Bevy also gives tips on how to stop second-guessing your desires – and names the one quality everyone needs to be their happiest selves. For the full text transcript, visit go.ted.com/BHTranscripts

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Imane Ba. ,

A Must-Listen for Personal Growth Enthusiasts!

I recently discovered “How to be a Better Human” and couldn’t be happier with my find. Chris Duffy’s podcast is both inspirational and insightful, offering valuable life lessons in a format that’s easy to enjoy. Highly recommended! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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